Court of Appeal Adjourned The Judgment of The Osun Governor’s Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Monday adjourned judgment on the Osun State governorship appeal filed by Governor Ademola Adeleke.

Adeleke had, on February 9, appealed the decision of the Osun State High Court, which annulled his election and ruled in favor of the former Governor of the State, Gboyega Oyetola.

Governor Adeleke asked the court to set aside the decision of the Osun State court calling it a “miscarriage of justice”.

However, when the tribunal ruled in favor of Gboyega Oyeola, a former governor of the state, two of the three-man tribunal panel said Oyeola had proved that there was overvoting in some polling units.

But weeks later, Adelek filed an appeal before the Accused Division of the Court of Appeal on 31 grounds of appeal, asking the court to “order to set aside the entire decision of the Tribunal”.

The governor similarly seeks “an order to strike out the petition for lack of jurisdiction or, alternatively, an order to dismiss the petition on merit.”

Adeleke said, “The second respondent cannot ‘go lo lo lo lo’ and ‘buga won’ as the duly elected governor of Osun state.”

“The court, in its judgment, broke the law and showed favoritism against the appellant when it came to the appellant’s dance at the inauguration of the governor of Bang Osun, which has never been an issue. before a lower court,” the governor noted.

“By referring to the appellant’s personal eccentricity towards dancing, the lower tribunal ridiculed and ridiculed him in a manner which suggested that he was prejudiced against him.”

“The appearance of bias manifested in relation to the applicant’s propensity for dancing, particularly the Buga song, rendered the lower court’s decision null and void.

“The court in its judgment erred in law by returning the 1st defendant as the duly elected candidate without due regard to the number of voters in the units where the results were annulled for over-voting.”





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